Law On The Coat Of Arms, The Flag And The National Anthem

Original Language Title: Ley sobre el Escudo, la Bandera y el Himno Nacionales

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Law on the Shield, the Flag and the National Anthem

LAW ON THE NATIONAL SHIELD, FLAG AND ANTHEM

Official Journal of the Federation on February 8, 1984

Latest Reform Published in the DOF January 27, 2015

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

MIGUEL DE LA MADRID HURTADO, Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants, known:

That the H. Congress of the Union has been used to address the following

DECREE:

" The Congress of the United Mexican States, decrees:

LAW ON THE NATIONAL SHIELD, FLAG, AND ANTHEM.

FIRST CHAPTER

Patrios Symbols

ARTICLE 1o.- The Shield, the Flag and the National Anthem, are the Patrios Symbols of the United Mexican States. This Law is of public order and regulates its characteristics and dissemination, as well as the use of the Shield and the Flag, the honors to the latter and the execution of the Anthem.

CHAPTER SECOND

The characteristics of the Patrios Symbols

ARTICLE 2o.- The National Shield is made up of a Mexican eagle, with the left profile exposed, the top of the wings at a higher level than the penacho and lightly deployed in combat attitude; with the support plumage down touching the tail and the feathers of it in natural range. Posada his left claw on a flowered nopal that is born in a penalty that emerges from a lake, fastened with the right and with the beak, in attitude of devouring, to a curved snake, so that it harmonizes with the whole. Several nopal pencas branch out to the sides. Two branches, one on the front of the eagle and the other on the opposite side, form between the two lower semicircle and are joined by a bar divided into three stripes which, when the National Shield is represented in natural colours, correspond to those of the National Flag.

When the National Shield is played on the back of the National Flag, the Mexican eagle will be presented in its right claw, holding with the left and the peak the curved snake.

A model of the National Shield, authenticated by the three powers of the Union, will remain deposited in the General Archive of the Nation, one at the National Museum of History and the other in the Mint.

ARTICLE 3o.- The National Flag consists of a rectangle divided into three vertical stripes of identical measures, with the colors in the following order from the pole: green, white and red. In the white strip and the center, it has the National Shield, with a diameter of three-fourths of the width of that strip. The ratio between width and length of the flag is four to seven. You can wear a tie or tie of the same colors, at the foot of the moharra.

A model of the National Flag, authenticated by the three powers of the Union, will remain deposited in the General Archive of the Nation and another in the National Museum of History.

ARTICLE 4.- The lyrics and music of the National Anthem are the ones that appear in the special chapter of this Law. The text and music of the National Anthem, authenticated by the three powers of the Union, will remain deposited in the General Archive of the Nation, in the National Library and in the National Museum of History.

THIRD CHAPTER

The Use and Dissemination of the National Shield

ARTICLE 5o.- Any reproduction of the National Shield shall correspond faithfully to the model referred to in Article 2o. of this Law, which cannot be varied or altered under any circumstances.

ARTICLE 6o.- On the occasion of their use in coins, official medals, stamps, official paper and the like, in the National Shield they may only appear, by provisions of the Law or the Authority, the words "Mexican United States", which shall form the upper half-circle.

The National Shield may only be included in the vehicles used by the President of the Republic, in the role of the Federal and State Powers. as well as municipalities, but it is forbidden to use it for private documents. The National Shield may only be printed and used in official stationery, by agreement of the corresponding authority strictly adhering to the provisions of Articles 2o. and 5o. of this Law.

CHAPTER FOURTH

National Flag Usage, Broadcast, and Honours

ARTICLE 7o.- Prior authorization from the Secretariat of the Interior, the authorities, the institutions or groups and the educational plants, will be able to register in the Flag National their denominations, provided this contributes to the cult of the Symbol Symbol. It is forbidden to do any other registration in the National Flag.

ARTICLE 8.- It is up to the Government Secretariat to promote and regulate the flag of public institutions and legally constituted private groups.

ARTICLE 9o.- In civic festivities or official ceremonies in which the National Flag is present, the honors that correspond to it in the terms foreseen in the this Law and the applicable Regulations; honors which, at least, shall consist of the simultaneous civil greeting of all present, in accordance with Article 14 of this same Law.

ARTICLE 10.- February 24 is solemnly established as Flag Day. On this day, special radio and television programs will be broadcast to disseminate the history and significance of the National Flag. On this date, the powers of the three government orders will hold civic days in commemoration, veneration and exaltation of the National Flag.

ARTICLE 11.- In the institutions of the civil institutions and agencies of the Federal Public Administration, the governments of the States and the Municipalities will surrender. National Flag honours in the terms of this Law and on a mandatory basis on 24 February, 15 and 16 September and 20 November each year, irrespective of the liability of the employer marking the calendar of Article 18, act that can be done without honors.

The public institutions and legally constituted groupings may pay honors to the National Flag, observing the solemnity and the ritual described in this Law. In these ceremonies, the National Anthem must also be interpreted.

ARTICLE 12.- The National Flag honors will always be done in advance to those who must surrender to people.

ARTICLE 13.- The National Flag will greet, by slight inclination, without touching the ground, only to another Flag, national or foreign; in special ceremony, to the remains or symbols of the heroes of the Fatherland; and to reciprocate the greeting of the President of the Republic or a Head of Foreign State in case of international reciprocity. Outside of these cases, you will not greet people or any symbols.

ARTICLE 14.- The civil salute to the National Flag will be made in a firm position, placing the right hand spread over the chest, with the palm down, at the height of the heart. The males will greet, in addition with the head uncovered. The President of the Republic, as Supreme Chief of the armed forces, will greet him militarily.

ARTICLE 15.- On the dates declared solemn for the entire Nation, the National Flag must be established, at all or at half-staff, according to whether it is a holiday or a duel, respectively, in schools, temples and other public buildings, as well as in the headquarters of the diplomatic and consular representations of Mexico. All Mexican airships and maritime vessels will carry the National Flag and use it in accordance with applicable Laws and Regulations.

The Federal, State and Municipal educational authorities will provide that in elementary, middle and higher education institutions, the National Flag will be honored. Monday, at the start of school work or at a certain time on that day during the morning, as well as at the beginning and end of courses.

ARTICLE 16.- The National Flag will be daily in the headquarters of the Union Powers, in the offices of Migration, Customs, Capitanies of Port, Airports international; in diplomatic and consular representations abroad and in the monumental pole of the Constitution Square of the Capital of the Republic.

ARTICLE 17.- The Banners for the buildings referred to in the foregoing Articles shall have the dimensions and the conservation appropriate to their use and dignity, and shall be entrusted to the care of the staff to be designated for the purpose, which shall be monitored on the dates corresponding to them, with the relevant honours, with the relevant honours, wherever possible.

ARTICLE 18.- Under the terms of Article 15 of this Law, the National Flag shall be:

a) At all mast on the following dates and commemorations:

January 21:

Anniversary of the birth of Ignacio Allende, 1779.

January 26:

Anniversary of the birth of Justo Sierra Méndez, in 1848.

February 1:

Opening of the second regular session of the Congress of the Union.

February 5:

Anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitutions of 1857 and 1917.

February 19:

"Mexican Army Day".

February 24:

"Flag Day".

1o. March:

Anniversary of the proclamation of the Ayutla Plan.

(March 15.-Repealed)

March 18:

Anniversary of the Petroleum Expropriation, in 1938.

March 21:

Anniversary of the birth of Benito Juarez, in 1806.

March 26:

Day of the promulgation of the Plan of Guadalupe.

April 2:

Anniversary of the Toma de Puebla, in 1867.

(April 15.-Repealed)

1o. May:

"Labor Day".

5 May:

Anniversary of the Victory over the French Army in Puebla, in 1862.

May 8:

Anniversary of the birth, in 1753, of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, initiator of the Independence of Mexico.

May 15:

Anniversary of the Toma de Querétaro, by the Forces of the Republic, in 1867.

June 1:

"National Navy Day".

June 21:

Anniversary of the Victory of National Weapons over the Empire, in 1867.

August 13:

Anniversary of the signing of the Teoloyucan Treaties, in 1914.

August 19:

Anniversary of the installation of the Supreme American National Board of Zitacuaro, in 1811.

1o. September:

Opening of the first regular session of the Congress of the Union.

September 11:

Anniversary of Victory over the Spanish Army in Tampico, in 1829.

September 14:

Incorporation of the state of Chiapas into the Federal Pact.

September 15:

Commemoration of the Greek Independence.

September 16:

Anniversary of the start of Mexico's Independence, in 1810.

September 27:

Anniversary of the Consumation of Independence, in 1821.

September 30:

Anniversary of the birth of José María Morelos, in 1765.

October 12:

"Race Day" and Anniversary of the Discovery of America, in 1492.

October 22:

Anniversary of the Constitution of the Liberating Insurgent Army, in 1810.

October 23:

"National Aviation Day".

October 24:

"United Nations Day".

October 30:

Anniversary of the birth of Francisco I. Madero, in 1873.

(1o. November.-Repealed)

6 November:

Commemoration of the promulgation of the Solemn Act of the Declaration of Independence of the Americas North by the First Congress of Anahuac sanctioned at the Palace of Chilpancingo, in 1813.

November 20:

Anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, in 1910.

November 23:

"Mexican Navy Day".

December 29:

Anniversary of the birth of Venustiano Carranza, in 1859.

The closing days of the regular sessions of the Congress of the Union.

b) At half-mast on the following dates and commemorations:

February 14:

Anniversary of the death of Vicente Guerrero in 1831.

February 22:

Anniversary of the death of Francisco I. Madero in 1913.

February 28:

Anniversary of Cuauhtemoc's death in 1525.

April 10:

Anniversary of the death of Emiliano Zapata in 1919.

April 21:

Anniversary of the heroic defense of the Port of Veracruz.

May 2:

Commemoration of the death of the pilots of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force, Squadron 201 in 1945.

May 21:

Anniversary of the death of Venustiano Carranza in 1920.

July 17:

Anniversary of the death of General Alvaro Obregón in 1928.

July 18:

Anniversary of the death of Benito Juarez in 1872.

July 30:

Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811.

September 12:

Commemoration of the heroic St. Patrick's Battalion's gesta in 1847.

September 13:

Anniversary of the sacrifice of the Heroes of Chapultepec, in 1847.

October 2:

Anniversary of the fallen in the struggle for democracy in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, in 1968.

7 October:

Commemoration of the sacrifice of Senator Belisario Dominguez, in 1913.

December 22:

Anniversary of the death of José María Morelos in 1815.

ARTICLE 19.- In events of exceptional importance for the country, the President of the Republic will be able to agree on the raising of the National Flag in days other than the mentioned in the previous article. Equal faculty is established for the Governors of the Federative Entities, in similar cases within their respective jurisdictions.

ARTICLE 20. -In the cases referred to in the previous articles, with the exception of the provisions for military installations, educational plants and vessels in the Article 15, the National Flag shall be raised at eight hours and arrived at eighteen.

ARTICLE 21.- It is mandatory for all educational plants in the country, official or private, to possess a National Flag, in order to use it in civic acts and to affirm among the students the cult and respect that she must be professed.

ARTICLE 22.- When a National Flag is decorated, the respective badge will be placed on the tie.

ARTICLE 23.- In the official acts of an international character to be carried out in the Republic, only the flags of the countries with which the Government is responsible may be established or Mexico will have diplomatic relations, and they will be taxed the same honors as the National Flag. In international acts of a sporting, cultural or other nature, in which Mexico is a host country, the flags of countries with which Mexico does not maintain diplomatic relations, with attachment to the ceremonial, will be able to be established or attended. corresponding.

ARTICLE 24.- When a ceremony is attended by the National Flag and one or more flags of foreign countries, the National and, immediately, the other honors will be done first, in the appropriate order.

The National Flag will occupy the place of honor when one or more foreign flags are present.

ARTICLE 25.- In the official delivery of Bandera to civil organizations or institutions, the personnel of the corporation or the institution that receives it, will take the appropriate training where the ceremony takes place, and shall, as the case may be, observe the following rules:

I.- If the delivery takes place in an open field, it will form three rows in a magazine order; if it is a mounted group, in line of sections by three, in the place that is ordered.

II.- If the ceremony is performed in a lounge, patio or any other site that does not meet the necessary conditions for the above mentioned formations, the staff of the organization or institute may be adapted to the characteristics of the place.

III.- If there is a war band, it will be commanded to touch "Attention", at which touch, the standard bearer, escorted by four members previously appointed, will be placed in front of the to deliver the Flag, who will be received by a special committee chaired by the director or representative of the organization or institution. If there is no war band, the touches will be replaced by the "Attention" and "School" orders: "Step Redoblate";

IV.- Followed, the manager will take the Flag from one of his assistants, deploy it and address the staff of the organization or institute, in the following terms:

" Citizens (or young people, children, students, or the appropriate indication corresponding to the organization or institution, union, etc.): I come, in the name of Mexico, to entrust your patriotism, this A flag that symbolizes its independence, its honor, its institutions and the integrity of its territory. Will you protest and defend it with loyalty and constancy? "

The components of the organization or institution will answer:

"Yes, I protest".

The manager will continue:

"By granting you the honor of putting it in your hands, the Homeland is confident that, as good and loyal Mexicans, you will know how to fulfill your protest," and

V.- Finally deliver the Flag to the Director or Representative, who will pass it on to the standard bearer. If there is a band of music and war, they will play, simultaneously the National Anthem and "Flag", whose chords the standard bearer with their escort, will be placed to the most relevant place of the enclosure or local. In case there is no war band only the National Anthem will be played or sung.

ARTICLE 26.- If there are several institutions that must receive the Flag in the same ceremony, it will proceed according to the previous article and in alphabetical order of its name.

ARTICLE 27.- When the staff of an organization or institute parade with its flag, the flag bearer will be placed in the door, so that the case falls on its right hip; introduce the pole regaton into the cuja and with the right hand at shoulder height keep the Flag and take care that it is slightly tilted forward, avoiding whenever the Flag touches the ground.

ARTICLE 28.- When you make high, you will take the pole out of the fence and get off until the regaton touches the ground ten centimeters, approximately, to the right of the tip of that foot. side, holding it with the right hand at the height of the chest, upright.

ARTICLE 29.- In extended-duration ceremonies, the standard-bearer and escort personnel may be replaced.

ARTICLE 30.- When two groups carrying the National Flag are on the fly, the standard-bearers, when they reach six steps away from each other, will raise their hand. right at the mast to the eye height; after having taken two steps the Bandera will be slow to the front without touching the ground and will keep it in this position until they have exceeded four steps, at which point they will return to raise it in the same way, and when you have advanced two more steps, you will bring your hand down. If one of the groups is standing firm, the flag bearer shall only reply to the greeting in the manner provided for in Article 13.

ARTICLE 31.- The vehicle used by the President of the Republic may carry the National Flag. Abroad, the Heads of Diplomatic Mission will be able to carry the National Flag on the vehicle they use.

ARTICLE 32.- Individuals may use the National Flag in their vehicles, display it in their places of residence or work. In these cases the Flag can be of any dimension and with the shield printed in black and white. The particular will observe the respect that corresponds to the national symbol and will be careful in its handling and in-keeping.

ARTICLE 33.- The copies of the National Flag for trade shall satisfy the design and proportionality characteristics set out in Article 3o.

ARTICLE 34. The presidential band constitutes a form of presentation of the National Flag and is an emblem of the Federal Executive Branch, so that It can only be carried by the President of the Republic, and it will have the colors of the National Flag in strips of equal width placed longitudinally, corresponding the red color to the upper strip. It will carry the National Shield over the three colors, embroidered in golden thread, at the height of the carrier's chest, and the ends of the band will re-kill with a golden fleco.

ARTICLE 35.- The President of the Republic will carry the Presidential Band in the official ceremonies of greater solemnity, but he will have to carry it:

I.- On the transmission of the Federal Executive Branch;

II.- By annually rendering your report to the Congress of the Union;

III.- At the commemoration of the Grito de Dolores, the night of September 15, and

IV.- Upon receiving the credentials of ambassadors and ministers accredited to the Mexican Government.

ARTICLE 36.- The Presidential Band shall be placed from the right shoulder to the left side, under the sack and attached at the waist level, except at the transmission ceremony. of the Federal Executive Branch, in which successively they will carry it, discovered in its entirety, the outgoing and the incoming President.

ARTICLE 37.- At the ceremony of the transmission of the Federal Executive Branch, once the incoming President has surrendered the constitutional protest, the outgoing President will deliver the the President of the Congress of the Union, who will put it in the hands of the President of the Republic to put it to himself.

CHAPTER QUINTO

National Anthem Execution and Dissemination

ARTICLE 38.- The singing, execution, reproduction and circulation of the National Anthem, will adhere to the lyrics and music of the version established in this Law. The interpretation of the Hymn will always be performed in a respectful manner and in an area that allows to observe the due solemnity.

ARTICLE 39.- It is strictly forbidden to alter the letter or music of the National Anthem and to execute it totally or partially in compositions or arrangements. It is also prohibited to sing or execute the National Anthem for commercial or similar publicity purposes. The hymns of other nations are forbidden to be sung or exercised, except for the express authorization of the respective diplomatic representative and the Secretariat of the Interior.

ARTICLE 39 BIS.- Indigenous peoples and communities will be able to execute the National Anthem, translated into the language that in each case corresponds. For such purposes, the National Institute of Indigenous Languages is empowered to carry out the corresponding translations, which must be authorized by the Secretariat of Government and the Secretariat of Public Education.

Indigenous peoples and communities will be able to request to the Secretariats of Government and Public Education the authorization of their own translations of the National Anthem. The Secretariat of Government shall keep the records of the translations authorized.

ARTICLE 40.- All editions or reproductions of the National Anthem will require the authorization of the Secretaries of Government and Public Education. Theatre, film, radio and television shows, which are about the National Anthem and its authors, or which contain reasons for that, will need the approval of the Secretariats of Government and Public Education, according to their respective powers. Radio and television stations may transmit the National Anthem in whole or in a piecemeal manner, subject to authorization from the Secretariat of the Interior, except for the transmissions of official ceremonies.

ARTICLE 41.- Of the time that the State corresponds to the State in the frequencies of radio and television channels, in the legal terms of the matter, it will be included in its daily programming at the beginning and closing of the broadcasts the execution of the National Anthem and in the case of television, simultaneously the image of the National Flag. The number of stanzas to be intoned shall be defined by the Secretariat of Government.

ARTICLE 42.- The National Anthem shall only be executed, in whole or in part, in solemn acts of official, civic, cultural, educational or sporting character, and to honor both the National Flag as the President of the Republic. In these last two cases, the music of the choir will be executed, the first stanza and the repetition of the choir will be finished.

ARTICLE 43.- In the case of the execution of the National Anthem to honor the President of the Republic, the war bands will play "March of Honor"; when the Anthem is The war bands will remain silent, but in the case of flag honors, the music band will run the Anthem and the war bands will play "Bandera" simultaneously. In no ceremony will the National Anthem be executed more than twice to honor the Flag or more than twice to honor the President of the Republic.

ARTICLE 44.- During civic solemnities in which coral ensembles enten the National Anthem, the war bands will be silent.

ARTICLE 45.- The civil demonstration of respect for the National Anthem will be done in a firm position. The men, with their head uncovered.

ARTICLE 46.- The teaching of the National Anthem in all preschool, primary and secondary education plants is mandatory.

Each year the educational authorities will convene a contest for children's choirs on the interpretation of the National Anthem, where elementary and secondary school students participate. of the National Educational System.

ARTICLE 47.- When in an official ceremony the National Anthem and another foreigner must be touched, the employer will be executed in the first place. In acts of an international character in which Mexico is a host country, the corresponding ceremonial will be established.

ARTICLE 48.- The embassies or consulates of Mexico, will seek that in Mexican commemorations of a solemn character, the National Anthem will be executed.

ARTICLE 49.- The Secretariat of Foreign Relations, after consultation with the Secretariat of the Interior, will authorize through the diplomatic representations of Mexico accredited abroad, the execution or singing of the Mexican National Anthem, in shows or social gatherings that are not civic, that take place abroad. Likewise, the Secretariat of Foreign Relations, through these representations, will request from the government before which they are accredited, that the execution or chanting of the Mexican National Anthem for commercial purposes be prohibited.

CHAPTER SIXTH

General Provisions

ARTICLE 50.- The use of the National Shield and Flag, as well as the execution of the Anthem by the country's armed forces, will be governed by laws, regulations and regulations. respective.

ARTICLE 51.- The Federal Executive Branch, the governors of the States and the Councils of the Republic, should promote, in the field of their respective spheres of competition, the cult of national symbols.

ARTICLE 52.- In cases of reciprocity, the Federal Executive, through the Secretariat of the Interior, may regulate, in national territory, the use of the Flag and the Execution of the National Anthem of a foreign country.

ARTICLE 53.- The Foreign Relations Secretariat will monitor the execution of the National Anthem and the ceremonial of the Flag in the Mexican Embassies or Consulates. National, in the commemorations of solemn character.

In addition, you will place a prominent site at each Embassy or Consulate to locate the National Flag.

ARTICLE 54.- The educational authorities will dictate the measures so that in all the institutions of the National Educational System, it will be deepened in the teaching of history and significance of the patriotic symbols. It shall also convene and regulate, in the terms of the corresponding regulation, national competitions on the patriotic symbols of the United Mexican States.

ARTICLE 54 Bis.- When it is necessary to destroy some replica of the National Flag, it will be done by incineration, in respectful act and solemn, in accordance with the specifications laid down by the relevant regulation.

CHAPTER SEVENTH

Powers and Sanctions

ARTICLE 55.- Compete the Secretariat of the Interior to monitor compliance with this Law; in this function, all of them will be auxiliary Authorities of the country. It is the responsibility of the educational authorities to monitor their compliance with educational plants. The above shall be carried out in accordance with the relevant regulations.

ARTICLE 56.- The violations of this Law that do not constitute a crime as provided for in the Criminal Code for the Federal District in the field of common jurisdiction, and for the whole Republic in the matter of federal jurisdiction, but which involve contempt or disrespect to the Patrios Symbols, shall be punished, according to its gravity and the condition of the offender, with fine up to the equivalent of two hundred and fifty times the salary minimum, or with arrest for up to thirty-six hours. If the offence is committed for profit, the fine may be imposed up to the equivalent of a thousand times the minimum wage. The confiscation penalty shall be issued for items that unlawfully reproduce the Shield, Flag, or National Anthem.

SPECIAL CHAPTER

Of National Anthem's Letter and Music

ARTICLE 57.- The official letter of the National Anthem is as follows:

CORO

Mexicans, to the war cry

The steely steel and the bridon,

and requibble in their centers the earth

The sound roar of the barrel.

I

Cina ¡ oh fatherland! your olive siènes

From peace the divine archangel,

What in heaven your eternal destiny

By the finger of God was written.

More if I will dare a strange enemy

Desecrate your plant with your soil,

Think oh dear homeland! heaven

A soldier in each child gave you.

CORO

II

War, no truce I tried to

From the homeland taint the blasons!

War, war! The Pendon Patrios

In the waves of blood soak.

War, war! On the mountain, in the valley

The gruesome cannons thunder,

And the sonic echoes resonate

With the voices of Union! Freedom!

CORO

III

Before, homeland, that you innermonth your children

Under the yoke your neck bend,

Your blood tips are laughing,

On blood, your foot is stamped.

And your temples, palaces and towers

They collapse with a bang,

And its ruins exist by saying:

Of a thousand heroes the homeland here was.

CORO

IV

Fatherland! Fatherland! Your children swear in you

Breathe in your breath,

If the clarion with its warlike accent

Calls them to deal with value.

For you olive garlands!

A memory for them of glory!

A laurel for you victory!

A sepulchre for them of honor!

CORO

Mexicans, to the war cry

The steely steel and the bridon,

And retremble in your centers the earth

The sound roar of the barrel.

ARTICLE 58.- The official music of the National Anthem is as follows:

ARTICLE 59.- In sports meetings of any kind, held within the national territory, the flag-bearer and the execution of the National anthem, as well as the use of the Flag itself, will conform to the determinations of the respective regulations.

ARTICLE 60.- The accessories in which the National Flag or Anthem is reproduced for commercial purposes must comply with the requirements to be determined by the respective regulation, in accordance with the provisions of this order.

TRANSIENT

FIRST.- The Law on the Characteristics and Use of the Shield, the Flag and the National Anthem, dated 23 December 1967, published in the Official Journal of the European Union, is repealed. Federation dated August 17, 1968.

SECOND.- In the terms of Article 4o. of this Law the letter and music of the National Anthem, will be authenticated with his signature, by the CC. President of the Republic, Presidents of each of the Chambers of the Congress of the Union and President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, and deposited, in union of the Shield and the Flag, in the institutions indicated by this Law, in Solemn ceremony to be held on the day of entry into force of this Law.

THIRD.- This Law will enter into force on 24 February 1984.

Mexico, D. F., at December 29, 1983.-Raul Salinas Lozano, S. P.-Luz Lajous, D. P.-Guillermo Mercado Romero, S. S.-Enrique Leon Martinez, D. S. -Rubicas. "

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and for their proper publication and observance, I hereby exempt the present Decree at the residence of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District at the thirty days of the month of December of a thousand nine hundred and eighty-three.-Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado. -Rubrica. -The Secretary of the Interior, Manuel Bartlett Diaz-Heading.-The Foreign Secretary, Bernardo Sepulveda Amor-Rubrias. -Secretary of the National Defense, Juan Arevalo Gardoqui. -Heading. -Navy Secretary, Miguel Ángel Gómez Ortega. -Heading. -Secretary of the Treasury and Public Credit, Jesus Silva Herzog Flores. -Rubrio. -Secretary of Programming and Budget, Carlos Salinas de Gortari-Rubrica. -Secretary of the Comptroller General of the Federation, Francisco Rojas Gutiérrez. -Heading. -Secretary of Energy, Mines and Industry Parastatal, Francisco Labastida Ochoa -Heading. -Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development, Hector Hernandez Cervantes. -Heading. -Secretary of Agriculture and Water Resources, Horacio Garcia Aguilar. -Heading. -Secretary of Communications and Transport, Rodolfo Félix Valdés-Rubrica.-The Secretary of Urban Development and Ecology, Marcelo Javelly Girard. -Heading. -Secretary of Public Education, Jesus Reyes Heroles-Heading. -Secretary of Health and Assistance, Guillermo Soberon Acevedo-Rubrio. -The Secretary of Labor and Social Security, Arsenio Farell Cubillas-Rubrio. -Agrarian Reform Secretary, Luis Martinez Villicana-Rubric. -Tourism Secretary, Antonio Enriquez Savignac-Rubric. -Fisheries Secretary, Pedro Ojeda Paulada-Heading. -Chief of the Federal District Department, Ramon Aguirre Velázquez-Heading.